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© Copyright Michael Powell. 17 Cow Lane, Tealby, Lincs. LN8 3YB. 01673 838040.

Green Pea Hummus Dip

 Recipe from the Yes Peas! Campaign, promoting peas in all of their seasonal glory.

Two billion portions of peas will be harvested this summer – that’s approximately 337 billion peas – by around 700 British pea growers. The UK is the largest producer and consumer of frozen peas in Europe, and the annual pea harvest season lasts just six to eight-weeks.

Each year, to celebrate the great British pea, we run a national Young Pea Chef competition which challenges young budding chefs to get creative with peas in the kitchen, including this recipe for green pea hummus dip.

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© Copyright Michael Powell. 17 Cow Lane, Tealby, Lincs. LN8 3YB. 01673 838040.

Ingredients

500 g frozen peas
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
3 tbsp light tahini paste
Juice of 1 large lemon (add more if preferred)
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tbsp olive oil
Chilli powder
Sea salt and black pepper

Instructions

1
Add the peas to a pan of boiling water and simmer for 3 minutes.
2
Drain the peas and put in a food processor along with all the other ingredients; mix well until a paste is formed.
3
Season with sea salt and black pepper according to taste.
4
Serve the green pea hummus in a dipping bowl, form a small hole in the centre of the mixture and add a tablespoon of olive oil and lightly dust with chili powder.
5
Serve with crudités or toasted pitta bread.
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